Watch where you tread: some of these stairs have been climbed by kings and princes, prime ministers and presidents. Viewed from above, a spiral staircase can appear as an ominous eye, an infinite fractal shell or a bottomless work of abstract art. Amazing staircases can be found in incredibly varied forms – including circular, triangular and square and are made of myriad materials from stone and wood to concrete and metal.
Organized by material type, this collection includes classical forms from ancient artisans and dynamic designs from all-star architects. From the most primitive and elemental spiral staircases to postmodern works of dizzying proportions. Here are several examples of spiral staircase designs from around the world – all photographed from above. For more information please have a look at the website of Dornob, see enclosed hyperlink.